Played two seasons at Santa RosaJunior College for coach Damon Neidlinger in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... Second-team All-Bay Valley West his sophomore year after batting .298 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 46 RBI ... Team won the 2005 California state championship ... Honorable mention all-conference selection his freshman season ... Redshirted in 2003.
Graduated from CasaGrandeHigh School in Petaluma, Calif., in 2002 where he earned three varsity letters in baseball for coach Paul Maytorena ... First-team all-league and All-Redwood Empire selection his senior season ... Team won the league championship his senior year ... Also earned two varsity letters in basketball and one in football at Casa Grande ... First-team all-league and All-Redwood Empire in hoops his senior year and was named the team’s defensive MVP ... All-league in football his senior season ... Both football and basketball teams won league titles his senior year ... Was named the Male Athlete of the Year in 2002.
Full name: Stephen Manuel Miguel Pearson ... Born: 4/22/84 in Daly City, Calif. ... Son of Harry and Lois Pearson ... Has two sisters, Jacqueline and Christina, and one brother, Kevin ... Is majoring in communications, with a minor in sociology.